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Lot 3251

$10
Title: Transactions of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Publisher: John Weale
Printing Year: 1839
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set, Volume III, Parts 1-5

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of transactions from the London Institution of Civil Engineers, with sections on steam-boilers and steam-engines, Cornish single pumping engines, Hampstead Road Reservoir, locomotive engines, London Railway and the Menai Bridge, among many other topics. The work is illustrated with many fold-out tables and illustrations. The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with some sunning and wear to the spines and boards, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 9" x 11.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3252

$35
This lot includes the group of 49 original antique illustrations shown in the corresponding image. These pieces share the themes of architecture, nautical, Women's prints and animals with art by PT Parris, Jessie Wilcox Smith and others and are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. Included in this lot are Victorian lithographs, engravings, die cuts, trade cards, fruit crate labels and more This material is part of a large collection of Victorian lithographs, engravings, and other antique illustrations that we are selling during today's auction, in a number of lots. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 3254

$10
Title: St. Thomas of Canterbury, His Death and Miracles
Author: Edwin A. Abbott
Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
Printing Year: 1898
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce biographical work of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in conflict with Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of the Church and was assassinated by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. Soon after the death of Thomas Becket, Pope Alexander canonized him and the murdered priest was elevated to sainthood (portions courtesy of Wikipedia). The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with sunning to the spines, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 3255

$60
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Katsukawa Shunzan
Medium: Block Print
Year: c1790
Dimensions: Frame measures 13" by 17"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a block print of Katsukawa Shunzan's "Warrior and Lady of the Court". The print features a warrior with bow and arrow and sword standing next to a woman with long black hair and a flowered kimono.

The early prints of Katsukawa Shunzan (active c1782-98) were typically portraits of actors in the style of his master Shunshô (c. 1726-1793). Later in the 1780s his depictions of beautiful women showed the influence of Kiyonaga, and by the 1790s he had also assimilated aspects of Utamaro's manner. Shunzan was a gifted artist who produced some fine designs but who unfortunately never developed into a truly innovative talent. (courtesy of www.viewingjapaneseprints.com)

The work shows some age/wear, with age-toning to the paper. The piece is matted in a wooden frame, though the artwork is unsecured under the glass. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3257

$15
Title: How England Saved Europe, The Story of the Great War, 1793-1815
Author: W. H. Fitchett
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1899
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: This set is a scarce description of Europe during the rule of Napoleon, and England's role in the Great War, with portraits, facsimiles and plans. Two of the volumes are in marbled boards with three quarter cloth and gilt embossing, the remaining two volumes have been rebound in rust-colored boards with gilt embossing. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3258

$70
This lot includes the 28 volume collection of vintage western and paperbacks shown in the corresponding image(s). These classic stories from the 1940's and 50's feature titles like Montana Rides, The Boss of the Lazy 9 and Wild Justice from publishers including Dell, Ace and Popular Library. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3259

$175
This lot includes the pair of Asian vases shown in the corresponding image(s). These large bronze inlaid vases with enameling, measure approximately 12.5" tall, with a 6.5" diameter, in a tapered, inverted pear shape. The decorative vases contain colorful pieces used to depict flowers, butterflies and branches. The design appears to be from the Meiji period in Japanese history during the 45-year reign of the Meiji Emperor, from 1868 to 1912. The vases show well, with bright colors and intricate designs. There is some wear, with some of the colorful pieces lacking and some wear to the bronze. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 3260

$60
Title: Cities of Northern and Central Italy
Author: Augustus J. C. Hare
Publisher: Daldy, Isbister & Co.
Printing Year: 1876
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, gilt embossing and marbled page edges, this antique set is a scarce early travel guide for Italy, with engravings of various scenery and fold-out maps. The ex-library volumes show external age/wear - volumes one and three are lacking the spine covers. Overall, the volumes appear to be well bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3261

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique nautical maps from the United States Department of Commerce:

- East River, Throgs Neck to Randallls Island - Dated 1918 - Map No. 273
- Oyster and Huntington Bays, South Shore of Long Island Sound - Dated 1920 - Map No.224
- New York Harbor - Dated 1920 - Map No. 369

Unless otherwise noted, the maps in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, including age-toned paper, with some rubbing and water markings. The maps vary in size. This is one of several lots containing antique maps from the United States government, please review the catalog for more details. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3262

$30
This vintage Chinese poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more vintage Chinese posters and artwork.

Title: Forge Our Red Hearts Amid Great Storms
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Beijing People's Printing Factory
Year: 1976
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster depicts children in the waves, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. According to a note accompanying this poster, the children are training physically in order to build up their red hearts, making the next generation of fit communists. One child is carrying a red flag, and other children are portraying soldiers, one in a soldier-like uniform and another carrying a weapon. This poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with some creasing along the edges. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3263

$45
Title: The Book of the Great Railway Celebrations of 1857
Author: Wm. Prescott Smith
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
Printing Year: 1858

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce description of the opening of the "Ohio & Mississippi, and the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroads, and the Northwestern Virginia branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, with histories and descriptions of the same." The work is illustrated with many engravings, including several fold-out illustrations. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with the front and rear boards detached and the text block split into two. The volume is lacking its spine cover. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8" and contains 178 pages, with 40 pages of original advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3264

$15
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Charles Nelan
Medium: Cartoon
Year: 1898
Dimensions: Unframed, mounted piece measures 18.5" by 19"

Details/Condition: This piece features a large format of the political cartoon The Present Organization of the Army by renowned cartoonist Charles Nelan originally illustrated for the New York Herald in 1898, around the time of the Spanish-American War. The piece shows several men fighting, with the names Sternberg, Alger Shafter and Miles, while a man watches from the top of a staircase above, presumably President McKinley. These men presumably portray Brigadier General George Miller Sternberg, U.S. Army Surgeon General; Russell Alexander Alger, U.S. Secretary of War; William Rufus Shafter, a major general in the Spanish-American War; and Nelson A. Miles, Commanding General of the United States Army in 1895, a post he held during the Spanish-American War. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Charles Nelan (1858-1904) was a native of Akron, Ohio. He was hired as the cartoonist for the Cleveland Press in 1888, and his work was soon distributed by the Scripps-McRae League. He is considered the nation's first syndicated editorial cartoonist. In 1897 Nelan began work at the New York Herald and the cartoons he drew for this newspaper during the Spanish-American War were compiled into his only book, Cartoons of our War with Spain. He went to the Philadelphia North American in 1901 where his caricatures of Samuel Pennypacker motivated the Pennsylvania legislature to pass an anti-cartoon law. Nelan was hired by the New York Globe in 1903, but illness forced him to retire shortly thereafter. (courtesy of Ohio State University)

The work is mounted on a thin, stiff piece of cardboard and shows some external age/wear. The work is lacking a piece in the top left corner. Along the bottom is a handwritten title of this piece, but the name is cutoff along the bottom edge. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3265

$90
This lot includes the group of 9 original antique Christian engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include St. Cecilia, Rubens, The Ascension, Angels, DaVinci, Christ Appearing to the Marys, Ruth & Noemi and the Crucifixion. This material is part of a large collection of original antique engravings that we are offering during today's auction in a number of lots. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications such as foxing and other marks. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3266

$110
This lot includes the group of four original antique photographs by Charles A. Farrell shown in the corresponding image(s), portraying fishermen along North Carolina's coast. One of the pieces is labeled as "Shad Fishermen - Haul Not" on the backside, portraying African American fishermen on a boat. The photographs are mounted on stiff boards. This is one of several lots of photographs from Charles Farrell in today's auction, see lots 3110, 3174 and 3230 for more details.

Charles Anderson Farrell was born in Yadkin County, North Carolina in 1893. After graduating from Wake Forest College, Farrell worked in his father Andrew Jackson Farrell's photography studio in Winston-Salem. In 1919, Farrell began working for the Eastman Kodak Company as a technical representative. Farrell married Anne McKaughan on February 5, 1921. Charles A. Farrell worked for the Greensboro Daily News, and according to his obituary, was the first professional photographer on staff at the newspaper. The Farrells opened a photographic studio and camera and art supply store in Greensboro called The Art Shop. Between 1933 and 1944, Charles Farrell contributed photographs to five books printed by the University of North Carolina Press, including the popular book Tobe, the story of a young African American boy during the 1930s. Farrell took a significant number of photographs of life in North Carolina, including photographs of Onslow County fishermen to document traditional coastal life, Native Americans, aviation-related scenes, including pictures of Charles Lindbergh in Greensboro, and more. (courtesy of North Carolina State Archives)

Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3267

$250
Title: The Nightless City, Or the History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku
Author: Joseph Ernest De Becker, An English Student of Sociology
Publisher: Z. P. Maruya & Co.
Printing Year: 1899

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in red cloth with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this scarce antique volume is a first edition of a student's examination of prostitution in Japan in the red light district known as Yoshiwar Yukwaku. The work includes laws and regulations, tea houses, classes of prostitutes, dress and hairstyles, magic charms and more related to prostitution. The work is illustrated with many color and black and white engravings, including several fold-out illustrations. The volume shows beautifully, with light external age/wear at the seam of the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 441 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3268

$25
Title: Lenin
Author: F. A. Ossendowski
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Polskie
Printing Year: 1930

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth, this antique volume is a scarce description of Lenin, the Russian revolutionary and communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917. As leader of the Bolsheviks, he headed the Soviet state during its initial years (1917–1924), as it fought to establish control of Russia in the Russian Civil War and worked to create a socialist economic system. This volume was considered controversial when published until the late 1980s.

Antoni Ferdynand Ossendowski (born May 27, 1876, Ludza, Russia, now Latvia - January 3, 1945, Żółwin) was a Polish writer, journalist, traveler, globetrotter, explorer and university professor. He is best known for his novels on Lenin and the Russian Civil War, a war in which he took part. In his book on Lenin, he openly criticized the communist methods and policies of Russia, as well as the double face of the communist leaders. In Poland, three of his books were being filmed at the moment the World War II started. After the Polish Defensive War of 1939 and the outbreak of World War II, Ferdynand Ossendowski remained in Warsaw. In 1942 he converted to Catholicism (previously being a Lutheran) and the following year he joined the ranks of the underground Stronnictwo Narodowe party. He worked in the structures of the Polish Secret State and cooperated with the Government Delegate's Office in preparation of the underground education in Poland during World War II and post-war learning programmes. After the Warsaw Uprising, Ossendowski, by then seriously ill, moved to the village of Żółwin, near the Warsaw suburb of Milanówek, where he died on January 3, 1945. He was buried the following day in the local cemetery in Milanówek. Two weeks after Ossendowski's death, on January 18, the area was seized by the Red Army. It turned out that Ossendowski was being sought by the NKVD, and was being considered an enemy of the people for his book on Lenin and the Soviet system, which was considered an act of anti-Soviet agitation. The Soviet agents exhumed his body to confirm his identity and that he was really dead. After the war, the new communist Soviet-led authorities of Poland issued a ban on all books by Ossendowski. His name was not mentioned in encyclopedias and all of his books were confiscated from the libraries and burnt. It was not until 1989 that his books were again published openly in Poland.

The work is illustrated with photographs and drawings of various people. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear and is lacking its spine cover. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 471 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3269

$10
Title: History of England under Henry the Fourth
Author: James Hamilton Wylie
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Printing Year: 1884-1898
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set provides a history of England under Henry the Fourth. The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The fourth volume is lacking the spine cover. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 7.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3270

$35
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a collection of antique flannel quilting patches of flags from around the world; a large scale war map of the Western Front from 1917; a land indenture from the County of Herkemer, NY; antique photographs, including a small tintype; a small painting of a boat and a group of antique advertisements. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. The map in this lot has some water markings and other ink spots, as well as some tearing. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3271

$50
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: John Fischetti
Medium: Pen and Ink Cartoon
Year: c1970
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 14.5" by 11.5"

Details/Condition: This original pen and ink proof features the political cartoon "First Russian-American Space Venture" by renowned artist John R. Fischetti. The cartoon portrays Nixon and Brezhnev standing on a globe, holding a paper that states "Spaceship Earth Agreement: Let's Try Not To Blow It Up, USSR, USA".

John R. Fischetti (September 27, 1916 – November 18, 1980) was an editorial cartoonist for the New York Herald-Tribune and the Chicago Daily News. In 1969 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. He also received the National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award for 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1965. Columbia College Chicago has for the past two decades sponsored an annual national editorial cartoon competition in his memory. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The works shows light external age/wear, and is stored in a protective plastic cover. The bottom corner has writing, presumably from the cartoonist. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3272

$70
This lot includes the group of original Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). The first piece shows a country girl sitting on the edge of a boat, portrayed through various hues of blue to show the water, the girl's dress and her skirt, as well as a light pink for her apron and a bright tan for the boat. The second piece is an impressive, large work, portraying a rough water fall surrounded by rocks, with three men above the waterfall. This piece uses strong whites to portray the roughness of the water, contrasted by the dark browns and blacks of the rocks. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 3273

$950
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Wanda Gág
Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1930
Dimensions: Frame measures 21" by 18"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a lithograph of Wanda Gág's "Backyard Corner", signed in the bottom right hand corner, with the number 30. According to auction records, this piece was limited to 100 prints. The American country farm scene portrayed in this print shows fine detail to portray tools, buckets and plants typically found in or around a barn.

Wanda Hazel Gág (March 11, 1893 – June 27, 1946) was an American author, illustrator, and printmaker, whose dynamic visual style imbued the often commonplace subjects of both her serious art and her illustrated books for children with an intense vitality. A show of Gág’s drawings, lithographs, and woodcuts at the Weyhe Gallery in New York in 1926 brought her first recognition as a serious artist, and subsequent shows there in 1928, 1930, and 1940 increased her reputation. She was represented in the Museum of Modern Art’s 1939 exhibition “Art in Our Time,” which was presented at the time of the New York World’s Fair. (courtesy of Britannica Online)

This piece is matted in a black wooden frame, with cream colored matting. The works shows light external age/wear, with age-toned paper and water markings on the matting. This is one of two pieces of Gág's materials in today's auction, also see lot #3167. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3274

$80
Title: Magna Charta
Author: John S. Wurts
Publisher: Brookfield Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1942
Number of Volumes: Complete 7 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this vintage set provides background to Magna Carta, the English legal charter, originally issued in the year 1215, which required King John of England to proclaim certain rights (pertaining to freemen), respect certain legal procedures, and accept that his will could be bound by the law. It explicitly protected certain rights of the King's subjects, whether free or fettered — and implicitly supported what became the writ of habeas corpus, allowing appeal against unlawful imprisonment. (description courtesy of Wikipedia) The seven volumes include eight parts. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 3275

$30
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately forty Victorian lithographs and other ephemera, most of which are trade card advertisement pieces, with some other lithographs and intricate die-cut pieces. This lot consists of trade cards for thread, sewing machines, fertilizer, baking powder, furniture, shoes, and more. The lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors and delicate details. Some of the pieces may have been removed from scrapbooks or show other wear indications. This is one of several lots of Victorian lithograph pieces in today's catalog, please review the rest of the catalog for more information.
Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3276

$200
This lot includes the group of 15 original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Rembrandt, Angels, Windmill, Landscapes, Religion and the Crucifixion. This material is part of a large collection of original antique engravings that we are offering during today's auction in a number of lots. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications such as foxing and other marks. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3278

$225
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage cameras shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes several box camera, including one larger camera, measuring 6 1/2" wide by 8" long by 7" tall, and an assortment of small folding bed cameras and a larger wooden folding bed camera, measuring 9 1/2" wide by 8" tall, with bellows extending over 7". In addition to these cameras, this lot includes a small tripod, measuring 14" tall. Due to the high volume of camera equipment we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. This equipment is generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $41.50
Lot 3279

$50
This lot includes the group of seven pieces of signed artwork shown in the corresponding images. These pieces are lithograph prints, pencil signed outside the plates. The artist's name is R. Ziegler and the pieces bear German captions in pencil which reference names such as Alice, Wolfgang and Dorothee. The subject matters include tableaus of animated human forms, battle scenes and what appears to be a fallen soldier. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction or call our gallery. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3281

$35
Title: The Novels of Balzac
Author: H. De Balzac
Publisher: The Gebbie Publishing Co.
Printing Year: 1898
Number of Volumes: 21 volume set (of 35 volumes)

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with black and gilted paper label and gilted top edge pages, this decorative antique set is a collection of Balzac's works. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and several engravings throughout each volume. This set includes 21 volumes of the 35 volumes originally published. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 3282

$20
Title: Museum of French Monuments
Author: Alexandre Lenoir
Printing Year: 1803

Condition/Details: Bound in grey paper boards with a red spine, this antique volume is a scarce early description of the "monuments, in marble, bronze, and bas-relief collected in the Museum at Paris." This work was written in French by Alexandre Lenoir and translated to English by J. Griffiths, Esq. Alexandre Lenoir (27 December 1761, Paris - 11 June 1839) was a self-taught French archaeologist, devoted to saving France's historic monuments, sculptures and tombs from the ravages of the French Revolution, notably those of Saint-Denis and Sainte-Geneviève. This volume is listed as the first volume, though no additional volumes have been found. The work is illustrated throughout with black and white engravings of the monuments. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, the front and rear boards are detached, and the text block is split into two sections. The deckle-edged pages show some age-toning. The book measures approximately 6.75" x 10.5" and contains 247 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3284

$35
This vintage Chinese poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more vintage Chinese posters and artwork.

Title: Be Vigilant, Be Strictly on Guard Against Sabotage of Class Enemies
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Beijing Second Offset Printing Factory
Year: 1976
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster portrays two young militiamen holding weapons, one in a green uniform with red insignia, and the other in a white shirt with green overalls and a red and yellow arm band, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. The stern fighters are portrayed against a blue background with yellow Chinese writing against a red banner in the background of the left side. This poster shows beautifully, with bright colors and intricate detail to portray the soldiers. The poster, covered in plastic, shows very little age/wear, with some water markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3285

$110
Title: Who's Who in Modern China, From the Beginning of the Chinese Republic to the End of 1953
Author: Max Perleberg
Publisher: Ye Olde Printerie
Printing Year: 1954

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with the scarce original mylared dust jacket, this antique volume provides over 2,000 brief biographies of "the most important men who took part in the great struggle for China". The work includes two fold-out charts. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with some water markings to the mylared dust jacket. The pages remain solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 428 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3286

$100
Title: The White House Gallery of Official Portraits of the Presidents
Publisher: Bureau of National Literature and Art
Printing Year: 1901

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather and green cloth with leather medallion of the presidential seal pasted onto front cover, this antique folio presents the official portraits of the presidents as they hung in the White House, from Washington to McKinley. Opposite each illustration is a historical review of the life and administration of the President, written by a leading American. The unique feature of this edition is the color impression sketches, illustrating the historic associations in the life and administration of each president, which are on the pages with the essays. This is a limited edition, with each copy being numbered and registered (the copy number for this volume is 572). The front and rear boards of this volume are detached and there is age/wear to the exterior. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned, water marked pages. This unpaginated volume measures approximately 16.5" x 20.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 3287

$35
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately thirty lithographs, most of which are Valentine cards. The lot includes very intricate, pieces with die-cut edges. The lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors. Some of the pieces may have been removed from scrapbooks or show other wear indications, including some signatures on the cards and small pieces lacking or folded. This is one of several lots of Victorian lithograph pieces in today's catalog, please review the rest of the catalog for more information.
Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3289

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on the history of theology:

- The Odes and Psalms of Solomon Edited by Rendel Harris and Alphonse Mingana - Dated 1916 by Longmans, Green & Company - Two volume set, including the text and translation.
- The Four Evangelists Edited by Alfred Aspland - Dated 1873 by Holbein Society
- The Golden Bough, A Study in Magic and Religion by J. G. Frazer - Dated 1907 by Macmillan and Co. - This volume is Part IV.
- The Labyrinth, Further Studies in the Relation Between Myth and Ritual in the Ancient World by S. H. Hooke - Dated 1935 by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge


These books were part of the personal library of scholar, Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.


Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
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